The official website of the Vinland Saga television anime revealed the second promotional video, the third key visual (pictured), and four supporting cast members on Wednesday. The anime series will begin airing on July 8 at 12:10 a.m. on NHK General and run for 24 episodes. Amazon's Prime Video service will debut the first episode ahead of the television broadcast in Japan on July 7.
The viking-themed manga by Makoto Yukimura originally launched in Weekly Shounen Magazine in April 2005 before moving the monthly Afternoon magazine in December that year. Kodansha plans to publish the 21st compiled volume on June 21. Vinland Saga has a cumulative 5 million copies of its complied volumes in circulation.
Kodansha Comics began publishing the series in English in 2-in-1 omnibus format in October 2013, and shipped the tenth volume on June 5, which covers volumes 19 and 20.